Sunday, July 04, 2010

2010 Tour begins!

In the Prologue in Rotterdam, the final finisher was Manuel Cardoso, a Portuguese rider for Footon-Servetto. He finished in 197th place after crashing and coming in nearly 3 minutes after other riders 6:20 back from the race leader, covered with blood and reportedly having incurred a broken jaw.

Cardoso did not start Stage 1.

At the end of stage 1 crashfest, the Lanterne Rouge of 195 riders was Dmitriy Muravyav, the Kazakh on Team Radio Shack. The slot is a familiar one to Murayev, who was the overall Lanterne Rouge of the 2009 Giro d'Italia.

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I saw Cardoso come across the finish line yesterday and could not help feeling for him. One trains his heart out for years for this moment and crashes in the Prologue - that is definitely bad luck.
Jesus Christ. Shout out to my man for looking like he just crossed the Alphs with Hannibal
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